Pete Peeters sometimes tells a story about the time he stood in net against Sheldon Souray.
Peeters was a goaltending consultant in Edmonton a few years back and, as he occasionally does, put on full goalie pads and faced shots in an Oilers practice when Souray unloaded his signature hard shot.
"I didn't see it but I heard it," said Peeters, now a goalie coach with the Anaheim Ducks. "I heard it go by."
The same can be said for Souray's career revival and the upstart Dallas Stars: Nobody truly saw it coming but plenty are hearing about it.
Dallas is off to a 6-2 start, serving notice that it could be a factor in the Pacific Division. Souray has fit into a conservative, defensive system run by first-year coach Glen Gulutzan.
Playing on the second defense pairing with Stephane Robidas, Souray has five points in eight games with a team-high plus-6 rating.
But Gulutzan points to Souray's contributions at the other end.
"He's defended reall...